Definition of Adjourn

1. Verb. Close at the end of a session. "The court adjourned"

Exact synonyms: Break Up, Recess
Generic synonyms: Cease, End, Finish, Stop, Terminate
Derivative terms: Adjournment, Recess



2. Verb. Break from a meeting or gathering. "The men retired to the library"
Exact synonyms: Retire, Withdraw
Related verbs: Seclude, Sequester, Sequestrate, Withdraw
Generic synonyms: Close, Close Down, Close Up, Fold, Shut Down
Specialized synonyms: Prorogue
Entails: Assemble, Foregather, Forgather, Gather, Meet
Derivative terms: Adjournment, Withdrawal

Definition of Adjourn

1. v. t. To put off or defer to another day, or indefinitely; to postpone; to close or suspend for the day; -- commonly said of the meeting, or the action, of convened body; as, to adjourn the meeting; to adjourn a debate.

2. v. i. To suspend business for a time, as from one day to another, or for a longer period, or indefinitely; usually, to suspend public business, as of legislatures and courts, or other convened bodies; as, congress adjourned at four o'clock; the court adjourned without day.

Definition of Adjourn

1. Verb. (transitive) To postpone. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) Temporarily ending an event with intentions to complete it at another time or place. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) Of an event: To end or suspend ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To move from one place to another. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adjourn

1. to suspend until a later time [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Adjourn

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Literary usage of Adjourn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Parliamentary Practice: An Introduction to Parliamentary Law by Henry Martyn Robert (1921)
"In an assembly which has no provision for another meeting, the motion to adjourn is a main motion without any privilege. In organized societies, however, ..."

2. Robert's Rules of Order Revised for Deliberative Assemblies by Henry Martyn Robert (1915)
"To adjourn. The motion to adjourn (when unqualified) is always a privileged motion ... The privileged motion to adjourn takes precedence of all others, ..."

3. A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential by Horace Greeley, John Fitch Cleveland (1860)
"Resolved, That when this Convention adjourn it adjourn to meet in this city on Thursday, the 21st inst. ; provided that the President of this Convention may ..."

4. "An American commoner": the life and times of Richard Parks Bland. A study by William Vincent Byars (1900)
"Mr. Bland Describes the Struggle of the Democratic Minority Against the Force Bill and the Civil Rights Bill.—The Roll Call on a Motion to adjourn as the ..."

5. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly, United States Congress Senate (1881)
"On motion by Mr. Menzies, it was ordered that when the Senate adjourn it will adjourn till to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. The second vote for Principal ..."

6. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia by Georgia General Assembly (1904)
"land by the Right Revd Father in God the Lord Bishop of London, and Mr Norris's Declaration thereupon adjourn'd. Palace Court Monday July 17 1738. ..."

7. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"two Houses with respect to the time of adjournment, the Governor shall have power to adjourn the General Assembly to such time OB he thinks proper, ..."

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